about brown recluse zine distro
Brown Recluse Zine Distro was created to support and center zines written by people of color. This project was born out of passion for zines and frustration at the lack of representation and meaningful zine material for POC.
So after many years of reading zines, writing zines and observing zine culture I decided to start a zine distro that centers our voices and presents our large contribution to zine and DIY culture. BRZD is dedicated to our struggles, our projects and our zines.
Brown Recluse Zine Distro was born in the spirit of visibility and in the spirit of celebrating our cultures and intersectionality. BRZD exists to strengthen our ties and highlight our intersectional, relatable experiences.
BRZD was founded as a solo project in summer '13 in Seattle, WA after the POC Zine Project's Race Riot Tour, and collectivized in 2015. we read submissions, run social media, send out all orders, write descriptions, table events around the country, answer emails, hustle money, and deal with all the day to day operations. Since then, BRZD has operated out of Seattle, Olympia, and Oakland.